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  1. Arts and Crafts Tile Frame

    Got the tiles from the Copper Shop at the Roycroft Inn, made by Mission Guild of Mount Vision NY. The frame is my work inspired by the work of Dan Walters http://lumberjocks.com/DanWalters It's quarter sawn oak, with a potassium dichromate and lacquer finish. I think it goes nicely above the...
  2. Mahogany Bookcase

    This is my first project that I designed from the ground up. The case and shelves are 3/4 "Genuine" Mahogany ply while the face frame and shelf edging is African Mahogany. The entire project was dyed using Potassium Dichromate in order to get a color match between the two Mahogany species. The...
  3. Dichromate Stained Cherry Buffet

    This buffet was constructed from solid cherry (frame and top) and shop-made veneer plywood panels all around. I used traditional mortise/tenon joints and dovetailed drawers (front and back). The stain was a wash of potassium dichromate and the finish is shellac (as a conditioner) with Minwax...
  4. Twin 12' cherry countertops. M

    When I started my little project, the last woodworking project I tried were some oak bookcases I built 20+ years ago. They were not fine craftsmanship but did last in our home for 15 years. So to say I was not current in woodworking is an understatement. The kitchen remodel was planned for...
  5. Slant Top Desk On Frame (Queen Anne)

    Woods Primary: Honduran Mahogany, inlay is Satinwood, and Ebony Secondary: Eastern White Pine Finish: Potassium Dichromate, Orange Shellac, Satin Polyurethane, and Boston Polish wax. Frame is mortise and tenoned into oversized cabriole legs. For this piece I wanted to try making big bold...
  6. Wood & Lumber
    I've lost the use of my left hand so this will be short. I have a holly tree that i'm milling. It is 24" diameter at butt, goes up about six feet to a triple crotch. Was told it was dead but after I cut it down, one of the 3 trunks was still alive. The dead parts are some of the most beautiful...
  7. Blogs
    Mahogany Kitchen Stool Project Well, here we go. I have been working on the design and preparation of this project for 3 years. The final prototype was just completed. This is my second prototype. The first one was a quick (that is a relative term) mock up to see if I had the size correct. I...
  8. Finishing
    I'm building a dining room table out of Cherry and am experimenting with finishes. The long skinny piece of wood in the pictures is finished the potassium dichromate. The rest of the pieces were fumed with ammonia for varying lengths of time. Each piece has several coats of arm-r-seal on top...
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